Michael Douglas: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

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Michael Douglas has been admired for many years for his great work in the entertainment business. He’s impressed many as well. Here are more facts about this actor that a lot of people don’t know.

Number Eight: He’s Helped Politicians Monetarily

In 2004, Michael Douglas helped Richard Gephardt in his candidacy for president through endorsement. Although he didn’t win, it was still very nice of him to do so.

Number Seven: He Has Friends in High, Sporty Places

Something that a lot of people don’t know about Michael Douglas is the fact he’s friends with Woody Johnson, who happens to own the New York Jets. This has probably gotten him into a lot of free baseball games.

Number Six: He Likes Chicago More Than Hollywood

In an interview, he has stated how impressed he is with the city of Chicago. Specifically, he’s said that “Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.” Good to know, Michael!

Number Five: Wonder Boys Disappointed Him

Michael Douglas had huge hopes for the film he worked on called Wonder Boys. He wanted and believed it would be critically acclaimed, but it never was.

Number Four: His Grandparents Were Immigrants

While many people know that Michael Douglas is Jewish, not many know that his grandparents were Jewish immigrants. They moved to the United States from Chavusy, Belarus.

Number Three: His Role in Wall Street Inspired People

Interestingly enough, many people began to go into investment banking after they saw Michael in Wall Street. This actor was surprised by this since he was playing the villain.

Number Two: He’s Sympathetic Toward the LGBT Community

In the past, he’s said how much things have changed for gay people. Douglas has also said how difficult it must have been for anyone to stay in the closet and thinks actors and other people in the business who have stayed closeted have done so to protect their careers.

Number One: Michael Douglas Doesn’t Need to be Liked

This notion is quite a rare one in today’s society. Once, Michael Douglas has said that he’s proud of Fatal Attraction because it begins with the audience not liking the characters.

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